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Author: Greg Weiss

Oracle Database 12.1 Support is Changing to Sustaining Support as of August 2022.  Is it Time for You to Upgrade?

Oracle’s Database version 12.1 is moving to Sustaining Support at the end of July 2022.  If you are one of the many Oracle customers still making use of this version, it may be time to start thinking about an upgrade. Oracle products go through 3 cycles of Support during the lifetime of a given version.  Premier Support for current versions, which typically lasts for 5 years.  Optional Extended Support which gives almost all of the same benefits as Premier, albeit […]

Oracle announces Standard Edition 2 Database 19C won’t have RAC (Real Application Clusters)

A recent notice, posted January 1st, outlines changes coming with Database 19C, which directly impact Standard Edition 2.  As of 19C, RAC is no longer included or deployable for clients utilizing Database Standard Edition 2.  This is not a situation of unbundling, where RAC can still be obtained and utilized for additional cost, but a technical change to the underlying software itself.  Attempts to implement RAC with Standard Edition 2 19C will be blocked by the Universal Installer. What does […]

Oracle Enterprise Metrics

For large companies that utilize Oracle products, one of the main goals often remains sustaining both manageability and cost.  In order to do so, Oracle provides a number of different ways in which to license their products.  A range of factors influences which particular licensing model makes the most sense for a given product. What type of environment will this product be used in, such as production, pre-production, or development? Is the user base expanding, contracting or remaining the same? […]

How to Buy Oracle, Microsoft & IBM Blockchain Products

There’s a new buzzword that you may be hearing, both in technical circles as well as in the mainstream: Blockchain. While generally mentioned in reference to cryptocurrency, blockchain will soon be brought up in situations outside of the news you hear of Bitcoin rocketing upwards and plummeting downwards more than your average roller-coaster.  From tracking financial transactions, to the maintenance of medical records, to providing reliable tracing of products and goods from source to customer, the technology has the potential […]

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